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carbongrip 01-15-2013 05:08 PM

Help Support Mac Support!
 
Greetings everyone, as many have seen in the last Ask Cryptic seen here:
http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=800861

Cryptic is looking into adding mac support! So I wanted to know how many here wouldn't mind mac support ether because you want more people in game or would like to get off there Windows 7 bootcamp partition.:D So help post your opinion and show cryptic the path to the light side!

Live long and prosper!

haravikk 01-16-2013 03:52 AM

I currently play STO using the Wineskin wrapper from the awesome doh123 and it runs pretty well (well enough to avoid switching to Bootcamp).

That said it does have some stability issues, but then if Cryptic were doing a WINE or Cider wrapper of their own they could probably address these.

luke3424 01-16-2013 03:57 AM

im using the same program....i would happily download the mac client so i dont have to deal with the annoying constant crashes:mad:

carbongrip 01-16-2013 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haravikk (Post 7501681)
I currently play STO using the Wineskin wrapper from the awesome doh123 and it runs pretty well (well enough to avoid switching to Bootcamp).

That said it does have some stability issues, but then if Cryptic were doing a WINE or Cider wrapper of their own they could probably address these.

Interesting thought, Cryptic probably could make there own wrapper... quicker and easier.

centersolace 01-16-2013 01:52 PM

Here Here! Currently I play using bootcamp. It would be so much nicer if I didn't :)

ajstoner 01-16-2013 02:24 PM

Haven't used a Mac in a long time but I'm all for anything that brings more people in and makes life easier on those already here who are being forced to run things in emulation.

havam 01-16-2013 02:55 PM

yup, DOH123's wineskin wrapper is great. But native mouse and copy-paste functionality would indeed be great.

dracounguis 01-16-2013 07:49 PM

I have 2 Mac-loving friends that I'm pretty sure I could get on STO if there was a Mac version of it. ;)

psycoticvulcan 01-16-2013 08:10 PM

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haravikk 01-17-2013 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carbongrip (Post 7508991)
Interesting thought, Cryptic probably could make there own wrapper... quicker and easier.

I actually just switched my Wineskin wrapper over to using the Crossover 12 build of WINE, using their experimental Mac driver, and it actually runs really well; graphics are a bit smoother, you can play in maximised window mode properly (it basically functions as full-screen without blacking out other monitors). It's just smoother overall, and actually seems to be more stable.

There are however some keyboard issues that mean I may have to switch back to X11; I frequently find abilities triggering that I didn't use the shortcut for, which is unfortunate. However I've found I can run at slightly better graphics settings so I'm torn as to wether to switch back or not ;)

But yeah, if Cryptic themselves were doing it they'd have access to better support for resolving any minor glitches like these, and it's pretty easy to just distribute a WINE wrapper once you've found a combination of WINE version and settings that work.


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